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Welcome to the International Department - providing practical support, training, information and advice to law firms and legal professionals working abroad, or exploring international opportunities.
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Celebrating the 2017 ILFA Flagship Programme

The Law Society hosts the 2017 ILFA Closing Reception.

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IBA Africa Regional Forum 2017

The Law Society recently participated in the IBA Africa Regional Forum conference in Accra, Ghana.

All in Africa and the Middle East


English Law Week 2017: The Law - a noble profession or just business?

The Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg  from 20 to 23 November 2017.

All in CIS

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Opening of the Legal Year: Seminar on Diversity in the legal profession

9 November 2017

On 3rd October, the Law Society’s Vice President Christina Blacklaws chaired the OLY seminar on Diversity in the legal profession. 

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Sue Willman, Law Society Human Rights Committee member joins a team of experts on an ILAC judicial assessment mission in Guatemala

23 October 2017

Sue Willman*, Law Society Human Rights Committee member and Partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn Solicitors, joins a team of experts on an ILAC** judicial assessment mission to investigate the situation of the rule of law in Guatemala. Sue Willman is the Law Society’s delegate on this mission.

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Successful completion of the judicial training programme for judges and senior court officials from Kazakhstan

9 October 2017

On 22 September 2017, the Law Society held a reception to mark the end of the first judicial training programme for judges and senior court officials from Kazakhstan, which was implemented in collaboration with City Law School and INTO City.

Syria: A complex scenario for the legal profession, with a very small glimmer of hope?

10 April 2017By Lizzette Robleto de Howarth

Read our blog on the Law Society’s work in support of the legal profession in Syria. 

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Kazakhstan judicial training programme: opportunity for law firms to host a Kazakh Supreme Court judge

7 April 2017

The Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, the Astana International Financial Centre (“AIFC”), and City University is organising a judicial training programme for 14 Kazakh judges and legal representatives. The programme will take place from 10 April to 22 September 2017.

All International rule of law

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Click on the link below to see a list of the International department's activities for 2017.

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